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It’s PCS Season!

New to San Diego?

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are challenging… This “Hot Sheet” lists resources that can help!

Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC):
Your one stop shop! FFSC serves every member of the military and their families. Services include FREE Welcome Aboard Packages (with great coupons!), referrals, workshops, career support, financial management, deployment support, volunteer options, resources for families with special needs, counseling, and more. FFSC offers “Lending Lockers” at our three on-base locations with basic kitchen items for loan.

Got Temporary Lodging? Navy Lodges Bachelor Housing

(800) NAVY-INN (877) NAVY-BED www.dodlodging.com

Visit Military Installations: Get all the info you need to learn your new area at www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil Update DEERS: Call (800) 334-4162 or visit https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect. Update TRICARE & Dental: Update TRIWEST or find contracted providers at (888) TRI-WEST or www.triwest.com. Update/find dental providers at (855)MET-TDP1 or https://employeedental.metlife.com/dental/public/EmpEnt ry.do. Helping Resources:  Operation Homefront: Support to qualifying military families in appliance/car repair, furniture, childcare subsidies, and help with excess moving costs. Call (800) 722-6098 or visit www.operationhomefront.net  211: 24/7 referrals to community resources in southern CA, including childcare! Call 2-1-1 from a land line, (858) 3001211 from a cell, or visit www.211sandiego.org  Navy Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS): Call to set an appointment for a budget evaluation before you choose a place to live to help you choose housing you can afford. See www.nmcrs.org for more info and locations.  Military Outreach Ministries: Free furniture warehouse, activity classes, and food distribution. For more info, see www.sandiegomom.org  Military One Source: Free community and relocation information, 24 hours/day. Call (800) 342-9647 or see articles at www.militaryonesource.com  Utilities/Cable: Set up online at Navy Exchange’s Moving Station at www.militarymovingcenter.com Key Reminders: If applicable, file Family Care Plan in 60 days and/or update info with Command Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) POC. See FFSC for more info!

Need Housing? Visit www.MilitaryHomesToday.com for more info. Homes are immediately available. To sign up, bring copy of Page 2 & Orders to Welcome Center, NBSD, 2625 Le Hardy St, Bldg 3544 or call (619) 556-7667. For rental options in community, visit Welcome Center or www.ahrn.com. Check out NEW housing opportunities at www.pacificbeacon.com - new luxury-style Public Private Venture living options. Access floor plans, tour the facility virtually, book a tour, or submit an application/pre-lease. Lock in a room with a great view - at a price! Need Childcare? Navy Child & Youth Programs provide developmental childcare and youth recreational programs for eligible children/youth ages 4 wks-18 yrs. To sign up, call (877) 235-6002 or visit www.navymwr.org Hot Tip: One Source & 211 offer more resources. Looking for Schools? Visit www.greatschools.org for info or contact your SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER (SLO) (619) 532-4251, a conduit between parents and educators to ensure a seamless transition during school transfers. Moving Entitlements: For current allowances, visit http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/ or call your nearest PSD. Hot Tip: Ask your command/PSD about DLA and TLE! Personal Property: Questions about storage or shipping household goods? Call (619) 556-6683 or e-mail householdgoods@navy.mil.

CRSW Fleet & Family Support Center ☼ San Diego * FFSC does not endorse the above, provided for informational purposes only.* Centralized Scheduling: 1 (866) 923-6478 www.cnic.navy.mil/navylifesw Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FFCPSanDiego JUL 2012 RAP

It’s PCS Season!

Leaving San Diego?
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are challenging… This “Hot Sheet” lists resources that can help!

Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC):
Your one stop shop! FFSC serves every member of the military and their families. Services include Transferring Workshops, referrals, information, career support (look for jobs before you leave!), financial management, resources for families with special needs, counseling, and more.

Get a Sponsor: Request from your command today! Take a “Transferring within CONUS” or “Transferring Overseas” Workshop at FFSC! See FFSC for schedule. Info on new location, entitlements, packing, traveling with pets, moving with kids, & more! Set Up Your Move: Set up move online at www.move.mil. For questions, please contact householdgoods@navy.mil or (619) 556-MOVE. It is advised to set up your move online no later than 3 weeks in advance during our busy PCS season. Moving Entitlements: For current allowances, visit http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/ or call your nearest PSD. Hot Tip: Ask your command/PSD about DLA. Reserve Temporary Lodging: Use military lodges while you travel and when you arrive. To reserve a Navy Lodge, call (800) NAVY-INN. For Combined Bachelor Housing, see (877) NAVY-BED or www.dodlodging.com Hot Tip: Ask gaining command about Temporary Lodging Allowance/Expense (TLA/TLE). Need Housing? See www.MilitaryHomesToday.com for housing on Navy bases throughout the world and to contact your new Housing Office. See www.ahrn.com for rentals or to list homes for free. Verify DEERS: Call (800) 334-4162 or visit PSD to verify your current information in San Diego is correct. Obtain a copy of your current Page 2 with San Diego information prior to leaving. Post Office: Change your address! See www.usps.com for more info. Utilities: Set up utilities/cable online at Navy Exchange’s Military Moving Center, www.militarymovingcenter.com

Research Your New Duty Station: Military Installations offers a customized calendar and detailed information on your next area, including phone numbers and “Map Quest” feature. See www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS): Schedule an appointment for a budget evaluation before you PCS to help you choose housing options you can afford. To learn more, go to www.nmcrs.org Need Childcare? Navy Child & Youth Programs provide developmental childcare and youth recreational programs for eligible children/youth ages 4 wks-18 yrs. If you have orders, you can sign up for childcare at your new duty station by visiting www.navymwr.org. Looking for Schools? Visit www.greatschools.org for info. Also, contact your SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER (SLO), the conduit between parents and educators to ensure a seamless transition during transfer between schools. For more info, call (619) 532-4251. Medical Records: Service members travel with their records. Dependents can request an electronic copy from the Patient Records Dept 3 weeks prior to move, or ask your doctor for a letter listing your current diagnoses and treatments. Request your full record to be transferred when you arrive. TRICARE & Dental: Contact TRIWEST & Dental to let them know you’ll be in transit and to learn the protocol for accessing emergency care should your dependents need care in route to your new duty station. (888) TRIWEST and (855) MET-TDP1 Military One Source: As you research your new adventure, order community-specific information at (800) 342-9647 or www.militaryonesource.com